Nottingham training provider lands £390,000 funding for expansion

Nottingham based Futures, the careers advice, training and employment service, has secured £390,000 of adult education funding to deliver training schemes across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.

The Ofsted rated ‘outstanding’ provider, will be delivering funded training schemes both for those out of work, and employees looking to upskill while in the workplace.

Its first programme will be delivered to employees of specialist logistics firm, Alloga, based in South Normanton, Derbyshire – a company which provides supply chain solutions to the healthcare industry, offering specialist storage, fulfilment and distribution services to pharmaceutical, healthcare, medical device, veterinary and consumer product manufacturing companies.

Sandra Cowley, Futures’ Commercial Director, says: “This funding will make a huge difference to the lives of those benefitting across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. We are delighted to be supporting local employers with their workforce needs and individuals who decide to take advantage of the scheme and embrace the opportunity for career progression.”

Helen Yarnall, Management Trainer at Alloga, adds: “We’re delighted to be able to work with Futures to deliver this training to our employees. We’re keen to offer our staff opportunities to improve their English and maths skills. It’s not only personal development for each individual, but it helps to improve the company’s general skill base, raising our efficiency levels and developing our communication with customers.”

The news will see Futures working with Nottingham Jobs Hub to support employers recruit. So far employers such as Nottingham City Council (NCC) and restaurant chain, Frankie & Benny’s have joined up for the bespoke recruitment model.